The latest Injury Status of Joe Mixon for the Bengals

Joseph Tyler Mixon (born July 24, 1996) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma, where he was a first-team All-Big 12 and was selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Mixon received Pro Bowl honors in 2021 as a member of the team that reached Super Bowl LVI.

What is the status of Joe Mixon’s injury?

What is the status of Joe Mixon's injury?

Updated: Dec. 22

Injury: None

Injury Status: Active

UPDATE (Dec. 13): In Sunday’s win over the Browns, Mixon had 14 carries for 96 yards and two catches for 10 yards.

UPDATE 6: Joe Mixon, the Bengals’ running back, is expected to return Sunday after clearing concussion protocol.

UPDATE 5: Mixon (concussion) was listed as a full practice participant Wednesday.

UPDATE 4: Joe Mixon, who is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs because he is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, is considered a “long shot” to play, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Joe Mixon was still in the concussion protocol as of Friday lunchtime. The Bengals, according to Zac Taylor, are taking it one day at a time.

While Joe Mixon will begin the week listed as limited with a concussion on the Cincinnati Bengals injury report, this should be a procedural situation in Week 13.

UPDATE 3: Mixon (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice.

UPDATE 2: Coach Zac Taylor stated on Friday that Mixon (concussion) will not play against the Titans on Sunday, according to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals’ official website.

UPDATE: Mixon (concussion) did not participate in practice on Thursday.

After missing back-to-back practice sessions, Mixon will have one more opportunity to take the field before Sunday’s game against the Titans.

The injury report on Friday will reveal whether the running back will be able to play this weekend, but if Mixon is unable to play against Tennessee, Samaje Perine would be in line to lead Cincinnati’s Week 12 backfield, with Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams also available.

Mixon returns as the Bengals’ started running back after setting career highs in carries, rushing yards, receiving yards, touchdowns, and fantasy points last season.

Mixon’s fourth-place fantasy finish is his third in the top 15 in the last four seasons.

The former second-round pick isn’t used much in the pass game, but he benefits from significant volume in the run game (third in total carries and carries inside the 5-yard line last season).

Mixon’s durability has been good, and he’s still in his prime at age 26. The Bengals’ offense was very good in 2021, and an improved offensive line will only make it better this season. Mixon is a good product.

About Joe Mixon

No. 28 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: July 24, 1996 (age 26)
Antioch, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Freedom (Oakley, California)
College: Oklahoma (2014–2016)
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl (2021)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2016)